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A Non-inferiority Framework for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.

Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2019 24;35(4):291-297. Epub 2019 Jul 24.

Health Quality Ontario, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266462319000576DOI Listing
July 2019

Pushing the envelope: Advancing Canadian healthcare payment models through evaluation.

Healthc Manage Forum 2019 Jun 26:840470419859388. Epub 2019 Jun 26.

1 Health Quality Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0840470419859388DOI Listing
June 2019

Cost-Effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor.

Mov Disord 2019 May 27;34(5):735-743. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Health Quality Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/mds.27587
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mds.27587DOI Listing
May 2019

Patterns of borrowing to finance out-of-pocket prescription drug costs in Canada: a descriptive analysis.

CMAJ Open 2018 Oct-Dec;6(4):E544-E550. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (Kolhatkar, Cheng, Law), School of Population and Public Health; School of Population and Public Health (Morgan), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Faculty of Health Sciences (Goldsmith), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC; Health Quality Ontario (Dhalla); Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (Dhalla), St. Michael's Hospital; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (Dhalla), Toronto, Ont.; Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (Holbrook), Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20180063DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6276978PMC
November 2018

Improving the quality of health care in Canada.

CMAJ 2018 Oct;190(39):E1162-E1167

Health Quality Ontario (Dhalla, Tepper); Department of Medicine (Dhalla) and Department of Family and Community Medicine (Tepper) and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Dhalla, Tepper), University of Toronto; St. Michael's Hospital (Dhalla, Tepper), Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.171045DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6167219PMC
October 2018

Care setting and 30-day hospital readmissions among older adults: a population-based cohort study.

CMAJ 2018 Sep;190(38):E1124-E1133

Department of Family Medicine (Gruneir), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta.; ICES (Gruneir, Fung, Fischer, Bronskill, Bell, Rochon, Anderson); Women's College Research Institute (Gruneir, Bronskill, Panjwani, Rochon), Women's College Hospital; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Bronskill, Bell, Dhalla, Rochon, Anderson) and Department of Medicine (Dhalla), University of Toronto; Department of Medicine (Bell, Dhalla), Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital; Health Quality Ontario (Dhalla), Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.180290DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6157496PMC
September 2018

Aligning innovations in health funding with innovations in care.

CMAJ 2018 Aug;190(32):E957-E960

Women's College Research Institute and Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (Ivers), Women's College Hospital; Department of Family and Community Medicine (Ivers), University of Toronto; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Ivers, Dhalla), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Health Quality Ontario (Dhalla); Department of Medicine (Dhalla), St. Michael's Hospital and University of Toronto; Dalla Lana School of Public Health (Brown), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.171312DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6089950PMC
August 2018

Inaccuracies and omissions in editorial about robotic-assisted prostatectomy.

Can Urol Assoc J 2018 Feb 1;12(2):10-11. Epub 2017 Dec 1.

Health Quality Ontario; Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.5099DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5937402PMC
February 2018

The consequences of patient charges for prescription drugs in Canada: a cross-sectional survey.

CMAJ Open 2018 Feb;6(1):E63-E70

Affiliations: Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (Law, Cheng, Kolhatkar); School of Population and Public Health (Law, Cheng, Kolhatkar, Morgan), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Faculty of Health Sciences (Goldsmith), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC; Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (Holbrook), Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.; Health Quality Ontario (Dhalla); Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (Dhalla), St. Michael's Hospital; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (Dhalla), Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20180008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5878943PMC
February 2018

Patient characteristics, resource use and outcomes associated with general internal medicine hospital care: the General Medicine Inpatient Initiative (GEMINI) retrospective cohort study.

CMAJ Open 2017 Dec 13;5(4):E842-E849. Epub 2017 Dec 13.

Affiliations: Li Ka Shing Centre for Healthcare Analytics Research and Training (Verma, Mamdani), St. Michael's Hospital; Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Scientist Training Program (Verma), Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (Guo, Dhalla, Hwang, Laupacis, Mamdani, Razak), St. Michael's Hospital; Department of Medicine (Kwan), Sinai Health System; Department of Medicine (Kwan, Lapointe-Shaw, Rawal, Razak, Tang, Weinerman), University of Toronto; Division of General Internal Medicine (Rawal), University Health Network; Institute for Better Health (Tang, Reid), Trillium Health Partners; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Weinerman); University Health Network, Sinai Health System (Cram), University of Toronto; Health Quality Ontario (Dhalla); Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Shadowitz), University of Toronto; Bridgepoint Health (Upshur), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (Razak), Cambridge, Mass.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20170097DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5741428PMC
December 2017

A 1980 Letter on the Risk of Opioid Addiction.

N Engl J Med 2017 06;376(22):2194-2195

Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1700150DOI Listing
June 2017

Trade-Offs: Pros and Cons of Being a Doctor and Patient in Canada.

J Gen Intern Med 2017 05;32(5):563-565

Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-016-3874-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5400751PMC
May 2017

Robot-assisted hysterectomy for endometrial and cervical cancers: a systematic review.

J Robot Surg 2017 Mar 16;11(1):1-16. Epub 2016 Jul 16.

Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, 610, University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 2M9, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11701-016-0621-9DOI Listing
March 2017

Fatal overdoses involving hydromorphone and morphine among inpatients: a case series.

CMAJ Open 2017 Jan-Mar;5(1):E184-E189. Epub 2017 Mar 2.

Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario (Lowe), Toronto, Ont.; Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (Hamilton, Greenall, Ma); St. Michael's Hospital, Health Quality Ontario and Department of Medicine and Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto (Dhalla); Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital, and Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto (Persaud), Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20160013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5378545PMC
March 2017

Hospital Readmissions in a Community-based Sample of Homeless Adults: a Matched-cohort Study.

J Gen Intern Med 2016 09 19;31(9):1011-8. Epub 2016 May 19.

Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4978672PMC
September 2016

Evaluating the Effectiveness of First-Time Methadone Maintenance Therapy Across Northern, Rural, and Urban Regions of Ontario, Canada.

J Addict Med 2015 Nov-Dec;9(6):440-6

Northern Ontario School of Medicine Sudbury, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (JKE, DCM); Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (TG, MMM, XC, DM, IAD, DNJ); The Sunnybrook Research Institute (DNJ), Department of Medicine (MMM, IAD), Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (TG, MMM, IAD), St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Medicine (MMM, IAD, DNJ), Pediatrics (DNJ), Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation (MMM, IAD, TG, DNJ), and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (TG, MMM), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and the Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres (DCM), Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ADM.0000000000000156DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4629488PMC
August 2016

Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Systematic Review.

Can J Neurol Sci 2016 Jul 13;43(4):455-60. Epub 2016 Apr 13.

11Department of Clinical Neurosciences,Hotchkiss Brain Institute,Cumming School of Medicine,University of Calgary,Calgary,AB,Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cjn.2016.30DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4926268PMC
July 2016

Mechanical thrombectomy in patients with acute ischemic stroke: a cost-utility analysis.

CMAJ Open 2016 Apr-Jun;4(2):E316-25. Epub 2016 Jun 16.

Health Quality Ontario (Xie, Lambrinos, Chan, Dhalla, Sikich); Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative (Xie), Leslie Dan Pharmacy, University of Toronto; Departments of Medical Imaging and Surgery (Krings, Pereira), University of Toronto; University Health Network - Toronto Western Hospital (Krings, Casaubon); Department of Medicine (Casaubon), Division of Neurology, University of Toronto; Stroke Outcomes Research Centre (Saposnik), St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto; Division of Neuroradiology (Bharatha), Department of Medical Imaging, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto; Ontario Stroke Network (O'Callaghan, Kelloway), Toronto, Ont.; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Diagnostic Imaging - Interventional Neuroradiology (Lum), The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa; Division of Neurology (Stotts), The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ont.; Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Hill), Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20150088DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4933608PMC
July 2016

Sex Differences in Dose Escalation and Overdose Death during Chronic Opioid Therapy: A Population-Based Cohort Study.

PLoS One 2015 20;10(8):e0134550. Epub 2015 Aug 20.

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Chronic Disease and Pharmacotherapy Research Program, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4546305PMC
May 2016

Increase in Utilization of Afterhours Medical Imaging: A Study of Three Canadian Academic Centers.

Can Assoc Radiol J 2015 Nov 10;66(4):302-9. Epub 2015 Jul 10.

Department of Medical Imaging, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carj.2015.03.002DOI Listing
November 2015

Integrated client care for frail older adults in the community: preliminary report on a system-wide approach.

Healthc Q 2014 ;17(3):61-9

Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals and an assistant professor of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. In 2012, Dr. Sinha was also appointed by the Minister of Health to serve as the inaugural Provincial Lead of Ontario's Seniors Strategy.

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October 2015

Frequency and clinical relevance of inconsistent code status documentation.

J Hosp Med 2015 Aug 7;10(8):491-6. Epub 2015 Apr 7.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhm.2348DOI Listing
August 2015

Neonatal opioid withdrawal and antenatal opioid prescribing.

CMAJ Open 2015 Jan-Mar;3(1):E55-61. Epub 2015 Jan 13.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences ; Department of Medicine, University of Toronto ; Department of Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20140065DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4382031PMC
April 2015

Other consequences of reduced duty hours. The authors respond.

CMAJ 2015 Feb;187(3):207

Department of Medicine (Pattani, Dhalla), St. Michael's Hospital; Department of Medicine, (Pattani, Wu, Dhalla), University of Toronto; Department of Medicine (Wu), Toronto General Hospital; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Dhalla), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.115-0007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4330147PMC
February 2015

The perspectives of patients, family members and healthcare professionals on readmissions: preventable or inevitable?

J Interprof Care 2014 Nov 10;28(6):507-12. Epub 2014 Jun 10.

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital , Toronto, Ontario , Canada and.

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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/13561820.2014.92
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2014.923988DOI Listing
November 2014

Should we take the C-TraIn to reduce hospital readmissions?

J Gen Intern Med 2014 Nov;29(11):1432-3

Department of Medicine and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-014-3023-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4238193PMC
November 2014

Effect of a postdischarge virtual ward on readmission or death for high-risk patients: a randomized clinical trial.

JAMA 2014 Oct;312(13):1305-12

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada2Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto4Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital, Toronto5Institute for Clinical Evaluati.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2014.11492DOI Listing
October 2014

Impact of legislation and a prescription monitoring program on the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescriptions for monitored drugs in Ontario: a time series analysis.

CMAJ Open 2014 Oct 1;2(4):E256-61. Epub 2014 Oct 1.

Department of Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ont. ; Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. ; Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20140027DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4251507PMC
October 2014

The increasing inefficiency of private health insurance in Canada.

CMAJ 2014 Sep 24;186(12):E470-4. Epub 2014 Mar 24.

Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (Law, Kratzer), School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Department of Medicine (Dhalla), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (Dhalla), St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ont.; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (Dhalla), Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.130913DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4150733PMC
September 2014

The burden of premature opioid-related mortality.

Addiction 2014 Sep 7;109(9):1482-8. Epub 2014 Jul 7.

Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, Toronto, ON, Canada; Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.12598DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4171750PMC
September 2014

Trends in high-dose opioid prescribing in Canada.

Can Fam Physician 2014 Sep;60(9):826-32

Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences; Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute; and Professor at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, the Department of Medicine, and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4162700PMC
September 2014

Prescription of opioids for opioid-naive medical inpatients.

Can J Hosp Pharm 2014 Sep;67(5):337-42

MD, MSc, is with the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, and the Department of Medicine and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4212/cjhp.v67i5.1387DOI Listing
September 2014

Resident duty hours in Canada: past, present and future.

CMAJ 2014 Jul 20;186(10):761-5. Epub 2014 May 20.

Department of Medicine (Pattani, Dhalla), St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ont.; Department of Medicine (Pattani, Wu, Dhalla), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Department of Medicine (Wu), Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ont.; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Dhalla), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.131053DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4081199PMC
July 2014

Correcting the record.

CMAJ 2014 Jul;186(10):779

Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine (Law, Kratzer), The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (Dhalla), Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.114-0054DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4081211PMC
July 2014

Creating the right evidence for system change.

Healthc Q 2013 ;16(3):22-6

Kenneth Lam, BSc, is a Keenan research summer student at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, in Toronto, Ontario; and a medical student at Western University, in London, Ontario.

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June 2014

Reformulation of controlled-release oxycodone and pharmacy dispensing patterns near the US-Canada border.

Open Med 2012 13;6(4):e141-5. Epub 2012 Nov 13.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, G1-06, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON M4N 3M5, Canada.

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December 2013

Private expenditures on brand name prescription drugs after generic entry.

Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2013 Oct;11(5):523-9

Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada,

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October 2013

Improving opioid prescribing: the New York City recommendations.

JAMA 2013 Mar;309(9):879-80

Department of Medicine and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2013.1139DOI Listing
March 2013

Chlorthalidone versus hydrochlorothiazide for the treatment of hypertension in older adults: a population-based cohort study.

Ann Intern Med 2013 Mar;158(6):447-55

St. Michael’s Hospital and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-158-6-201303190-00004DOI Listing
March 2013

Opioid dose and risk of road trauma in Canada: a population-based study.

JAMA Intern Med 2013 Feb;173(3):196-201

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, St Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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February 2013

Toward safer transitions: how can we reduce post-discharge adverse events?

Healthc Q 2012 ;15 Spec No:63-7

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

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January 2013

Dependence and addiction during chronic opioid therapy.

J Med Toxicol 2012 Dec;8(4):393-9

Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13181-012-0269-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3550262PMC
December 2012

Opioids for osteoarthritis pain: benefits and risks.

Can Fam Physician 2012 Dec;58(12):e708

Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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December 2012

Public payments to physicians in Ontario adjusted for overhead costs.

Healthc Policy 2012 Nov;8(2):30-6

Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON.

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November 2012

Implications of "not me" drugs for health systems: lessons from age related macular degeneration.

BMJ 2012 May 1;344:e2941. Epub 2012 May 1.

Department of Ophthalmology, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Queen's University, 166 Brock Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 5G2.

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May 2012

Trends in opioid use and dosing among socio-economically disadvantaged patients.

Open Med 2011 25;5(1):e13-22. Epub 2011 Jan 25.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5.

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April 2012

Opium, opioids, and an increased risk of death.

Authors:
Irfan A Dhalla

BMJ 2012 Apr 17;344:e2617. Epub 2012 Apr 17.

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April 2012

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and pulmonary arterial hypertension: a case-control study.

Chest 2012 Feb 18;141(2):348-353. Epub 2011 Aug 18.

Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, Toronto, ON, Canada; Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1378/chest.11-0426DOI Listing
February 2012

The effect of cost on adherence to prescription medications in Canada.

CMAJ 2012 Feb 16;184(3):297-302. Epub 2012 Jan 16.

The Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3281154PMC
February 2012

Facing up to the prescription opioid crisis.

BMJ 2011 Aug 23;343:d5142. Epub 2011 Aug 23.

Departments of Medicine and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5142DOI Listing
August 2011

Geographical variation in opioid prescribing and opioid-related mortality in Ontario.

Healthc Q 2011 ;14(1):22-4

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Toronto, Ontario.

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June 2011

Opioid dose and drug-related mortality in patients with nonmalignant pain.

Arch Intern Med 2011 Apr;171(7):686-91

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, G Wing 106, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archinternmed.2011.117DOI Listing
April 2011

Broadening the base of publicly funded health care.

CMAJ 2011 Mar;183(5):E296-300

Department of Medicine and the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing KnowledgeInstitute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ont.

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March 2011

Aligning incentives for academic physicians to improve health care quality.

JAMA 2011 Mar;305(9):932-3

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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March 2011

Clustering of opioid prescribing and opioid-related mortality among family physicians in Ontario.

Can Fam Physician 2011 Mar;57(3):e92-6

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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March 2011

Population and primary health care characteristics and coronary heart disease mortality.

JAMA 2011 Feb;305(8):778-9; author reply 779

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February 2011

Increasing tuition fees in a country with two different models of medical education.

Med Educ 2010 Jun;44(6):577-86

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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June 2010

Derivation and validation of an index to predict early death or unplanned readmission after discharge from hospital to the community.

CMAJ 2010 Apr 1;182(6):551-7. Epub 2010 Mar 1.

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital, and the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2845681PMC
April 2010

Prescribing of opioid analgesics and related mortality before and after the introduction of long-acting oxycodone.

CMAJ 2009 Dec 7;181(12):891-6. Epub 2009 Dec 7.

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, and the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2789126PMC
December 2009

Costs and benefits of free medications after myocardial infarction.

Healthc Policy 2009 Nov;5(2):68-86

Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Departments of Medicine and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

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November 2009

Perspectives on the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's recommendations to use health technologies only in research.

Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2009 Jul;25(3):272-80

Medicine and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Keenan Research Centre of Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, Canada.

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July 2009

Accessing unfunded cancer drugs in publicly funded hospitals.

Lancet Oncol 2009 Apr;10(4):306-7

Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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April 2009

Risks and benefits of importing prescription medications from lower-income countries.

JAMA 2008 Sep;300(12):1453-5

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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September 2008

Effect of cost sharing on screening mammography.

N Engl J Med 2008 May;358(22):2411; author reply 2411-2

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May 2008

Moving from opacity to transparency in pharmaceutical policy.

CMAJ 2008 Feb;178(4):428-31

Department of Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2228347PMC
February 2008

Private health insurance: an international overview and considerations for Canada.

Authors:
Irfan Dhalla

Healthc Q 2007 ;10(4):89-96

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada.

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February 2008

Canada's health care system and the sustainability paradox.

Authors:
Irfan Dhalla

CMAJ 2007 Jul;177(1):51-3

Department of Medicine at St. Michael's Hospital and at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1896031PMC
July 2007

Sex differences in inappropriate prescribing among elderly veterans.

Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2007 Jun;5(2):147-61

Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

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June 2007

Are broad-spectrum fluoroquinolones more likely to cause Clostridium difficile-associated disease?

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2006 Sep;50(9):3216-9

Department of Medicine, Unversity of Toronto, Ontario M4E 3E9, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1563507PMC
September 2006

A comparison of Canadian medical students from rural and non-rural backgrounds.

Can J Rural Med 2005 ;10(1):36-42

Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8, Canada.

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April 2005

Potentially inappropriate prescribing in Canada relative to the US.

Drugs Aging 2004 ;21(14):939-47

Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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March 2005

Oral vitamin B12 therapy in the primary care setting: a qualitative and quantitative study of patient perspectives.

BMC Fam Pract 2005 Feb 21;6(1). Epub 2005 Feb 21.

Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 263 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W7, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC554115PMC
February 2005

Kickbacks and self-referral.

Authors:
Irfan Dhalla

CMAJ 2004 Jul;171(1):12-3

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July 2004

Sex differences in first-year students at Canadian medical schools.

J Am Med Womens Assoc (1972) 2004 ;59(1):25-9

University of Toronto.

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March 2004

Inappropriate prescribing before and after nursing home admission.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2002 Jun;50(6):995-1000

Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 2113-40 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2E8, Canada.

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June 2002